Knot on hens head

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JudyK, May 15, 2011.

  1. JudyK

    JudyK In the Brooder

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    [​IMG] My rooster has been very rough with my laying hen. She looks like she has been beaten on her head. She is black and swollen on the side of her head where I think he grabs her. Also you can see the back of her head is swollen. I can't see any broken skin. I've got her isolated in the pen today to give her a break. What else should I do? I'm trying to get rid of the roos. I have two and one other hen that they don't bother as much.
     

  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Oh my Heavens.

    I don't know what else you can do but get rid of the boy who did that to her. [​IMG]

    I once heard from a local guy that his rooster pecked the eye out of one of his hens. He kept him in a separate pen from then on.
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2011
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    He'd probably make a right tasty soup.. [​IMG]
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:Amen sister. [​IMG]
     
  5. JudyK

    JudyK In the Brooder

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    I kept both hens in the pen today. I tried to let the roos in right before dark, and they immediately went after Buffy. They are now outside the pen and on their own. I guess they will make it or not until I can get rid of them. But, what do you think I should do for her as far as medication? It looked the same today. As I said, the skin is not broken. I greatly appreciate any help.
     

  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    what does the swollen part of her head feel? does it feel like it has fluid in it? if it was open I'd say blue-kote or antibiotic ointment w/o pain relief. but for swelling and not open not sure unless it's like a hemtoma, where blood has accumalated. I don't know what is done for that. Can you not process your roos instead of letting something else eat them?
     
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  7. Mom2sixpeeps

    Mom2sixpeeps In the Brooder

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    I'd keep the roo far away from her, poor girl! That looks so painful! I have no idea what to do, I'm a new chicken owner. I JUST FEEL SO BAD FOR HER!
     
  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Last edited: May 16, 2011
  9. sharol

    sharol Songster

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    Poor thing. Abuse is nasty regardless of species. I think I could bring myself to process that roo (and I really hate the idea of killing a chicken I raised). I bet he would be tasty with a little mustard.
     

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